Fairwell

We all knew it was coming and the time has finally arrived.

This morning, my dad will be taking our beloved dog to the vets to let him rest in peace.

He’s been declining in health for about a year now. But more rapidly since the fall. At Christmas, I was just so happy to see him. It had been a year and a half and I just wanted one more time with him.

When I saw my parents a month ago for my brother’s wedding, my dad said he’d try to get him to Easter. That was my birthday and when I’d be out there next.

And he made it. I was home with the dogs on Sunday alone and got my dog outside. He was stumbling and looking so confused outside. Then Monday morning, he took a turn for the worse, his morning walk was not good and my dad made the choice to make the appointment.

It was time. He is so old and he deserves to rest before he just can’t carry on anymore.

He was deeply loved and cherrished as a member of our family and will be forever missed.

This is the first picture I ever took of him

And the last

My dad said that the vets are very accommodating when I asked if he could go in with our dog. I hope due to covid he is allowed. I asked him to hold his paw so he’s not alone. I’m not sure if my dad will but I will believe he did. I wont ask. My dog lives with my parents cos hes best friends with my dad. My dad and dog have always had a special bond. They take twice daily walks together. They are so close. I know this is much harder on my dad than me. He was really affected when they had to put down their first dog about 12 years ago. My parents still have my mom’s but they won’t get another one. My mom’s dog tries to assert his dominance over everyone and everything, even attacking my dog when he was just sleeping. So my dad wont get another dog and make them deal with that. And they are getting older now and don’t need or want the added responsibility and expense.

I’m not sure if I will ever get another dog. I didn’t really have this one, but I loved him.

26 thoughts on “Fairwell

  1. Rest in peace, beautiful pup. He had a long life, by dog standards, and I’m sure a very well loved one, too. It’s the hardest moment to be with them when they leave this realm, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Condolences and big hugs to you, my friend.

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  2. I’m sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is always hard. I guess it’s because they’re so much more innocent (if that makes sense). I had to put my dog (black lab) down in January 2020. She was one month shy of 16 years old, but she just couldn’t hold on. She had stopped eating and could no longer walk (we were carrying her). It’s so difficult for us, but we it’s the best for them.

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  3. I’m so very sorry. What is your dog’s name? I believe God takes back our animals and we will see them again. They will be without pain and all will be getting along. Prayers for you and your family in this decision.

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    • Aww thanks G! Everyone is doing well afterwards. We all knew it was time and that he needed to go peacefully without leaving it too long. My mom had a hard time letting her last dog go when he needed to and they didnt want to do that again.

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  4. I’m so sorry to hear you have to put your pup down. It’s terrible to lose a dog because they’re like family. We also had to put our dog down in 2020, right before lockdown – it was terrible. But I know that he was suffering and it was the best choice. Best of luck to you xx

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